Tuesday, February 22, 2011

First Dance

Ladies! I come to you to ask a very important question.  Adam and I are not dancers. In fact we both find it awkward and uncomfortable, we both have 2 left feet and a lack of rhythm, (especially in front of 200 plus guests at our wedding) so finding a song to dance to for our first dance has been... Difficult. At this point I think we'd both be more comfortable just doing away with the first dance all together. 

Is that totally horrible? Would it be the worst wedding ever if the bride and groom didn't have a "first dance" and jumped straight into the party after dinner & cake?

Monday, February 21, 2011

Amazing Wedding Film

I saw this amazing Wedding Video a few months ago on STP and have been obsessed with it since. I watch it at least once every 2 weeks. It is simply beautiful. Morgan (the bride) is so relaxed and she just seems to soak it all in. Knowing that it will be over before she knows it you can really see that she steps back and absorbs what is happening. I have told my girls that I too want to have moments like Morgan does in this video. Moments where I look around and take in what is going on around me. I want to enjoy the day and not get caught up in the chaos of what is going on. I don't want to worry about the little details on the day of. I want to know that it's all going to be as it is and the wedding will still be wonderful because I am marrying my very best friend. 
I thought who better to share this video with than all my lovely blog ladies. I know you will all appreciate this video as much as I do.
Everything about this video makes me cry. Their vows, their love, their family and friends. You will fall in love with this couple.
See the link, as I can not embed the video!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Random Friday Thoughts

Happy Friday, Ladies (and Gentlemen?)! I hope you've all had a great week. I have felt like this week has just lingered on and I am thankful that today is Friday! I have so many random thoughts for today's post so I'll just have at it.

1) I have been a terrible blogger. I have so many ideas on things that I want to post about but never actually get around to writing the post before the thought slips my brain. I also have been really bad about commenting on your posts. I do read them and I promise to try to get better about commenting on them!
2) I recently bought the Erin Condren Life Planner and it should be arriving on my door step by the end of the day today. I have been so excited about this planner since I saw it on Katie's blog. I am a nerd for all things organization and am so excited to get all my events transferred from my current planner to this one.

3) Up next on my to purchase list is this Erin Condren Product. Erin Condren is my new favorite online shop, can you tell? :)

4) Adam and I have made a pretty big decision regarding our future. We've decided to postpone selling our house.  The reason being that I want to go back to school and finish my education.  I have wanted to be a Dental Hygienist for a long time but took "time off" 3 years ago because I wanted to be sure of my career choice before taking out student loans. I don't regret taking time off because if I hadn't I'm not sure that I ever would have been confident in my career choice, nor would I have met Adam, but I do wish that I would have come to this realization sooner so I could be done with school by now. 

5) I have been so over my hair lately. It's at a length that I don't love. You know that in between lengths, not short enough that you love it but not long enough that you love it? Just kinda blah? I so want to chop it off but know I only have two and half months to the wedding and would probably later regert it. Then I saw Gweneth Paltrow at the Grammy's with her hair parted in the middle and thought that could be the change I need. So I've been rocking a middle part for a few days and am loving my hair again (kind of). 

6) Speaking of Gweneth Paltrow! Did anyone else LOVE her performance at the Grammy's with Ce Lo Green? Personally I thought she made that performance.
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I think I'll leave you all with that for today. 

I hope you have a fabulous weekend.

*I edited this post because I didn't like the video that I selected! 

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Day of Pressure.

Oh, Valentine's Day is among us. I couldn't help but giggle yesterday while walking through the grocery store and noticing that there were about 45 men trying to get to the V-Day cards. 

My man wasn't one of them.  We have a strict no V-day rule in our house. Yes, I am that girl. The girl who doesn't believe in celebrating your love for your spouse or significant other just one day a year. I'm not the girl who wants flowers or candy on a day when Mr. feels like he has to give me flowers or candy. I am the same way with my birthday. 
I guess you could say that Valentine's Day is a bit to cliche for me. 

I am, however, all for surprises and Mr. is very good at surprising me.  For instance last Monday was the 3 month mark to our wedding.  He had collaborated with our amazing Florist to have an arrangement delivered to me at work with a sweet little card to let me know he was thinking about me on our 3 month marker.  He wanted me to know how excited he is to make me his wife. My heart stopped. It was the sweetest thing I think anyone has ever done. You can see the arrangement here. Go like her FB page too while you're at it :) She's amazing. (I totally just gave away our first names by posting that link!)

Or Thursday evening when he came home and handed me a king size recess peanut butter cup pack and said "I have a surprise for you!!" the man knows me well and knows how much I love chocolate! :D

So today, we will not be celebrating Valentine's Day. Instead we'll be spending the evening with my sister, brother-in-law, niece and nephew celebrating my brother-in-law's 28th birthday! I made Gluten Free cupcakes! :)

I hope you all have a wonderful day!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Learning to let go.

Letting Go Pictures, Images and Photos
I don't think I've ever made it a secret that I'm a bit of a control freak. I'm totally type-A and would rather spend 78.9 hours working on a project and accomplishing things myself to make sure that things are done the way I vision then let someone else help me. 

I am slowly learning to let go. I'm learning to not sweat the small stuff. I am learning that sometimes imperfect is perfect. Last night Mr. asked if I needed help assembling a DIY project. I designed stir sticks and needed to glue them all together. I said no. Then I thought about it after assembling one more. What is the worst thing that can happen? He screws one up and then I take over again? If he doesn't screw it up then I had a helper and we finished this a lot sooner than I would on my own. I gave in and said "Ok, you can help me.."

Then I watched as he glued it together the wrong way. I told him that he was doing it wrong. To which he gave me a dirty look and replied "Are you sure that YOU aren't doing it wrong..?" That's when I realized that there really is no right way to do glue a stick on two pieces of paper. I shut my mouth.

He finished one and it looked pretty good.
I then told him that he could keep "trying". 

Thank God that he thinks my OCD is funny.

At the end of the day I realized that sometimes it's really just not about me being right or things being done my way. It's about getting things done.

I am slowly learning to let go. 
letting go Pictures, Images and Photos

Are any of you obsessive and compulsive? Controlling? Perfectionists? Did you have trouble letting go of some tasks?